Steve Earle

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Dervish are to be given a special reception by Sligo County Council to mark the band’s 30 years of performing. Photograph: Colin Gillen/

Sligo-based traditional music group Dervish are to be given a special reception by Sligo County Council to mark 30 years of the band performing. The (...)

There’s an air of a conversation being started throughout Dervish’s first album on Americana blue-chip label Rounder Records. This Sligo band have ex(...)

‘I am not surprised by the allegations against Ryan Adams.’ File photograph: Elizabeth Weinberg/The New York Times

My approach to writing about music is to do it up close. This approach is not for everyone. Many critics – and there is no right or wrong to this – fl(...)

Saturday, July 21 Walking on Cars Festival Big Top, Galway €43.55 Dingle five-piece Walking on Cars are taking on a pretty big stage at the G(...)

‘Nippy innit?’ asks Ed Sheeran,  before putting on what can only be described as a lovely geansaí at his Phoenix Park concert. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dublin’s Phoenix Park played host to the last stop of Ed Sheeran’s sold-out Irish tour, as over 50,000 fans filled the sun-dappled field, for the firs(...)

Molly King has grown up in and around Other Voices since the age of 10. She now works as head of development for the festival.

There aren’t many people these days who can say they grew up on the set of a music TV show. Molly King has grown up in and around Other Voices. Her pa(...)

“Sometimes the best that you can do / is hold on to the deepest part of you.” Michigan-based singer-songwriter Ed Dupas follows up his well-received 2(...)

This man is the Duracell bunny of roots music. Country, folk, blues, rock ’n’ roll, just plug him in and away he goes. Since his seventh marriage, to (...)

He is only 21 but his world-worn smoke-tinged deep baritone evokes a more seasoned weary traveller. He also inspires big expectations - Steve Earle sa(...)

Ed Sheeran’s no hoax, in a world of fake news surely he’s a truth telling troubadour. Photograph:  Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

★★ This country has a strange,intense relationship with men brandishing acoustic guitars like a shield of the knight of the realm, protecting them fr(...)

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